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Patient education is a critical component of my work as a board-certified plastic surgeon. I take responsibility in helping my patients fully understand what cosmetic procedures like arm lift surgery are truly capable of achieving. In my experience, making sure my patients are informed and knowledgeable about their plastic surgery is critical in helping to promote long-term satisfaction from their procedure. So with this in mind, I wanted to take some time to discuss arm lift surgery and what patients should know before their procedure takes place.

Arm Lift Surgery Can Be Used As Post-Weight Loss Surgery

Post-weight loss surgery, also known as post-bariatric surgery is incredibly common for people who need assistance putting the finishing touches on their new appearance following significant weight loss. Arm lift surgery after weight loss can help patients who experience loose, stretched skin in the upper portion of their arm that results from carrying excess weight over time. During the surgery, I am able to safely remove this excess skin in the upper arm area to create a more fit, healthier-looking arm contour.

Arm Lift Surgery Results Are Long-Lasting

When performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like myself, the results achieved with arm lift surgery are meant to be long-lasting. This excess tissue removed from the area during the procedure will not grow back on its own barring any significant weight fluctuation in the future. However, natural aging and other bodily changes including pregnancy can potentially affect a patient’s results as the years go on.

Arm Lift Surgery Can Be Combined With Other Procedures

It’s perfectly common these days for patients to combine their arm lift surgery with other body contouring surgery. Undergoing a combined plastic surgery procedure may be able to help provide even more comprehensive results while helping the patient to cut back on their overall recovery time and surgical costs. Some procedures that I have paired with arm lift surgery through the years include thigh lifts, tummy tuck surgery, and liposuction.

While the upper arms may not always be the first thing that comes to mind when considering plastic surgery, it’s a fact that improving the appearance of this area can be incredibly impactful on a person’s self-esteem and wellbeing. For more information or to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation today, please contact me, Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery today. You can also follow along with us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok for additional plastic surgery news, tips, practice updates, and much more.